"I didn’t want to leave science. I love science. That’s who I am, but you don’t have to be a professor or a research scientist to use your science education," says Leslie Cruz to a Nature science journalist, to introduce herself and explain her career path.
Almost every pharma company needs to gain market approval of medicinal products by the authority agency (FDA in the US) and to remain in good standing post-approval. Leslie Cruz, a former Stanford postdoc and now a regulatory affairs specialist, came to share with the AIMS postdocs what it takes to transition out of academic research into an "alternative" scientific career path, the important decisions she had to make along the way and how much she enjoys her job today.
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